#1
I'm dreaming of a new bass [not gonna happen lol], and in lieu of making 10 threads I'll make this one and hope people respond. Thanks in advance

-DC

1) anybody know anything about Warrior Basses

2) are humbuckers REALLY THAT much better than J ups?

3) Asinine question: Do neck through basses ACTUALLY have the neck go through the body?

3a) POLL 1 : Bolt on or neck through... and why?

4) Re: Billy Sheehan/ Michael LePond (Symphony X) : Is their synthy tone the result of their EQ and/or their bass wood?

4a - 5) PERSONAL POLL: What wood do/ would you use for your bass neck/ body?

6) Thanks again. -DC

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#2
Neck-through is where everything from the headstock to the strap button behind the bridge is one piece of wood, they they glue on other bits of wood either side of this to give the guitar it's shape. It provides better sustains because there is more continuous wood.

neck through>set neck>bolt on

i.e. bolt on is the worst
#3
1) sorry no nothing about them
2) its all personal opinion. if it was fact that humbuckers were better than j pickups then why would ja pickups exist. personally i favour j pickups to humbuckers
3) what freedoms stain said
4) sorry no idea then i always thought it was some sort of synth effect
5) for body i use alder and for neck i use maple with a rosewood fingerboard (its a jazz bass)
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I'm dreaming of a new bass [not gonna happen lol], and in lieu of making 10 threads I'll make this one and hope people respond. Thanks in advance

-DC

1) anybody know anything about Warrior Basses

2) are humbuckers REALLY THAT much better than J ups?

3) Asinine question: Do neck through basses ACTUALLY have the neck go through the body?

3a) POLL 1 : Bolt on or neck through... and why?

4) Re: Billy Sheehan/ Michael LePond (Symphony X) : Is their synthy tone the result of their EQ and/or their bass wood?

4a - 5) PERSONAL POLL: What wood do/ would you use for your bass neck/ body?

6) Thanks again. -DC


1. Yes, Warrior instruments are amazing high-end instruments. Bass Player magazine reviewed one of their basses a while back, check out their website.

2. In theory, yes. In practice, personal opinion. Humbuckers are a better overall design, cancelling out hum, but people often prefer the tone of a J pup. You can actually get humbuckers wired to the same specs as most J pups (save that they're humbucking), which in my opinion is the way to go. In the end, it comes down to tone preference, generally.

3. This was answered, but I'll add on that it's not necessarily ONE piece of wood that makes up the neck, but can also be several pieces glued together.

3a. In theory, neck-through is better than bolt-on, in practice, they both have strengths and weaknesses. In my personal opinion, a well-designed/well-built bolt-on neck is in many ways superior to a neck-through design. However in most cases it is more desirable to have a neck-through.

4. Their tone is a complex product of their overall bass/amp setup. I would say it is mainly due to their amps/EQ, although in Sheehan's case he also has special pups in his signature Yamaha.

5. What would -I- use? Depends on the tone I'm going for, but my personal favourite combination is: NECK- Wenge with Bubinga stripes; BODY- Mahagony with Flame Maple cap.

6.
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I'm dreaming of a new bass [not gonna happen lol], and in lieu of making 10 threads I'll make this one and hope people respond. Thanks in advance

-DC

1) anybody know anything about Warrior Basses

2) are humbuckers REALLY THAT much better than J ups?

3) Asinine question: Do neck through basses ACTUALLY have the neck go through the body?

3a) POLL 1 : Bolt on or neck through... and why?

4) Re: Billy Sheehan/ Michael LePond (Symphony X) : Is their synthy tone the result of their EQ and/or their bass wood?

4a - 5) PERSONAL POLL: What wood do/ would you use for your bass neck/ body?

6) Thanks again. -DC


I supose I'll throw in my 2 cents here

1) Warrior basses are supposed to be great, and they look amazing, but they're damn high end and at that price you'll definately want to shop around for what you want specifically, if it's in a warrior bass, great, but I wouldn't jump to conclusions. Personally, I've never touched one.

2) It's really all personal opinion there, they both have different advantages and disadvantages. I prefer Hambuckers however.

3) Yes

3a) Neck through is generally better, the construction gives it much more sustain and better tone. But again, personal opinion.

4) Their tone would just be a result of everything in their rig. Bass wood, pickups, construction, cabinets, heads, pedals, strings, etc. You'd have to look up their unique rig to really find and recreate the tone.

5) Neck through construction, made of Bubinga with Wenge with an ebony fretboard, or maple with purpleheart with a maple fretboard
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#6
Huge misunderstandings in Neck through!!

Neck through = sustain, midsy tone. Good for certain fingerstyles.

Bolt on is almost 100% regarded as better for Slap because it has less sustain and mids.

Set neck is a lot less common on basses than it is on elec guitars. Its okay... but Proper bolt on's can be better than set necks, elec guitar and/or bass.

So depends on your style, if you're not sure, i would go for bolt on, because it can do decent any sound, but neck through is basically taking away all opportunitys to get a half decent slap tone.
#7
1) nope
2) I would pick a J pickup (but noiseless, though) over a humbucker a million times over. I really don't like the sound of humbuckers on bass, but then again, it's all opinion.
3) Yes, the neck goes all the way to the end of the bass, and they glue the wings to the sides of the neck where the body is.
3a) Like #2, it's all opinion, but neck-thru's cost more (simply because it costs more to make). I only have bolt-on basses and never plan on changing. I don't really have a reason why, other than the bolt-on works for me.
4) Dunno about the second guy, but Billy Sheehan's tone is special. He has the unusual pickup combo of a Gibson humbucker under the neck and a Precision pickup where it should be. He has 2 outputs (1 for each pickup) and sends the signals to different amps. He distorts the Precision pickup while leaving the bassy neck humbucker clean. That, and he has a mountain of gear. Check his website for more info.
5) I love maple necks and fingerboards, and I will never use rosewood again (unless it's a Jaco-style fretless). Maple is a nice, bright wood that is very strong. However, the Warwick Ovangkol/Wenge combo is really really good, as well. Body, I prefer the traditional wood of Ash. It's a good sounding wood, and it has a nice grain.
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i own the schecter studio four and it's got a great slap tone...and is neck-thru but it could just be the specific pickups in it and maybe the active eq.

and in my opinion if you can get it you should get the whole bass made out of Koa.
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Koa is good, but it's now an endangered species (like Brazilian Rosewood), so don't expect to get that on a bass any time soon.
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#10
2) are humbuckers REALLY THAT much better than J ups?


I have two basses, one with two humbuckers, one with two J pups. I prefer the sound of the humbuckers, they hum less (surprise surprise) and they feel much nice to rest my thumb on while playing. However, it's not an effective comparison as I'd be comparing two Squier J-Bass pups against active Musicman humbuckers. I'd recommend asking Applehead for his opinion because he's owned a Stinger and an MM J-Bass at the same time so he'll be able to give you better advice than me. However, I'll take humbuckers over anything else any day.
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#11
much appreciated guys.

I'm fingerstyle / pick, could care less about a slap tone.

to maple guys; does the (white) maple get dirty?
cause, you know, i like my bass to look clean
but am a fan of Maple tone....is it different for white and dark?
i have an Ibanez SR300DX with dark maple and i enjoy the color and tone a lot.

so... eh.

i have the billy sheehan DVD actually.
his equipment is a monstrosity of money and wattage that i will never get :p

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#12
The thing about white maple is that it's always finished. That way, you can just wipe the crap off your fingerboard. Rosewood is unfinished and is a little harder to clean. I'm not sure about dark maple, never tried it (and probably won't because I'm a fan of all-maple necks that look 1-piece).
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The thing about white maple is that it's always finished. That way, you can just wipe the crap off your fingerboard. Rosewood is unfinished and is a little harder to clean. I'm not sure about dark maple, never tried it (and probably won't because I'm a fan of all-maple necks that look 1-piece).



didn't know it was finished.... thanks.


haha, i forgot they use so many fingerboard materials for bass.

thanks -DC

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Sorry, i ca't answer any questions, but I have to say, I'm in love with Warrior basses. I've said it before and I'll say it again; I'd become a hooker just to own one.
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Sorry, i ca't answer any questions, but I have to say, I'm in love with Warrior basses. I've said it before and I'll say it again; I'd become a hooker just to own one.




i might sig that lol

....and I myspace creeped and I'm horribly jealous of your bass


....and i can't figure out how to sig that properly

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i might sig that lol

....and I myspace creeped and I'm horribly jealous of your bass


....and i can't figure out how to sig that properly



Quote > Copy > Paste into sig
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